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March 18 Board Briefing

Board of Education during meeting

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for business at 5 p.m. on March 18, 2014 for a special meeting. The Board conducted business items and engaged public comment from a crowd of students, parents, teachers, and community members. The live stream of board meetings can be found on the official DCSD Livestream channel at www.livestream.com/dcsdk12.


Public Comment

The Board engaged in public comment with members of the community.


Action Items

Board of Education members discussed the nominations of finalists for the Director District F Board of Education vacancy. Directors named Rich Robbins, Franceen Thompson, David Ray, Shaylee Holland, Gary Colley, and Dilpreet Jammu.

Board of Education members discussed BEDH Public Participation at Board Meetings. The proposed policy change will be further discussed and voted on at the next regular Board Meeting.


ADJOURNMENT

 

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Session 1 audio recording

 

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Candidate Interviews
Director District F
March 3, 2014

Leah Bleismer
Gary Colley
SuzAnne Cortright
Gerald Elwell
Shaylee Holland
Dilpreet Jammu
David Ray (March 11, 2014)
Richard Robbins
Mary Strain
Franceen Thompson
Raymond Varela

 

March 19, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Board of Education

District News

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DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

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Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.